Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in most decision-making situations.
The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is designed to build on the foundations established at primary school and begin to introduce pupils to a more complex level of Mathematics which will best prepare them for Key Stage 4.
Whilst studying Mathematics at Withernsea High School we want students to:
• Have a positive experience of learning Mathematics.
• Show continuous progression and improvement.
• Achieve their full potential.
We aim to achieve this by:
• Developing good teacher/pupil relationships
• Creating a supportive, controlled, learning environment.
• Reviewing our own methods and materials.
What will I learn?
|Years 7 and 8|
Students in Key Stage 3 are set according to their mathematical ability and will therefore follow a suitable course of study which builds on their prior knowledge.
• Working fluently with fractions, decimals and percentages
• Solving problems involving ratio, rates of change and multiplicative reasoning
• Calculating with indices and standard form
• Surds, Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry (Higher only)
All pupils are set by ability in Key Stage 3 to ensure that they are appropriately challenged so that they can best make progress.